Perseverance in SOLIDWORKS Education 2020

As time closes in to end the year, I have met hundreds of educators and students – through video, chat, and email. Educators and students earned a “Perseverance” Award as they continue to learn with SOLIDWORKS on their home computer, the cloud app, xDesign on their school’s Chromebook, or SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids on a tablet.

2020 explored new software in and out of the classroom, showing that educators, no matter what the obstacles, continue to teach and students continue to learn.

Around the world, students shared great designs and projects, their designs continue to impress my colleagues and me.

What if learning a new topic is difficult.   We have all been there.  A math class, engineering assignment, English paper, SOLIDWORKS – yes even SOLIDWORKS.  How do you persevere if your education or job depended on learning SOLIDWORKS?

UMASS Dartmouth, Bioengineering graduate student, Matthew Phou shares his story with the SOLIDWORKS community  – using the tools of SOLIDWORKS he has learned on his own to create the video. Matthew is now in the SOLIDWORKS Champion program and a SOLIDWORKS User Group leader in Rhode Island.  He continues to learn by learning from others. Whether educator or student, 2020 has been a year of perseverance, it has not been easy.  Luckily we keep going.
Be safe.  Be well.  Marie


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard